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True fact: Nerdy smiles started as a prison fashion, like saggy pants

In a development we’ve only been anticipating since Day One, the family of Ahmed Mohamed is threatening to sue over a September incident in which the 14-year-old was arrested after he brought a home-rebuilt alarm clock to school in Irving, Texas. The family’s attorneys have sent letters to the school district and city asking for a total of $15 million to avoid a civil rights lawsuit over Ahmed’s interrogation, arrest, and what they allege were the school and city’s subsequent attempts to smear Ahmed as a troublemaking troublemaker who was looking to make trouble (as Donald Trump might put it). The family seeks $10 million from the city and $5 million from the school district.

The family says they recently moved from Texas to Qatar in part because the city and school district had stirred up so much anti-Islamic sentiment that the family had received numerous threats and no longer felt safe in Irving. The attorneys’ letter to the City of Irving lays out the complaint against the city and school district, conveniently summarized by the Dallas Morning News:

– It says police illegally questioned Ahmed without his parents present, even after the 14-year-old asked for them.

– It says that during the questioning, Ahmed’s principal threatened to expel him if he didn’t admit that his clock was a hoax bomb—though he had never claimed it was anything but a clock.

– After police dropped the charges and news of the arrest went viral, city and school officials devised a plan to “trash Ahmed” to the media, according to the letter.

– School officials insinuated that Ahmed wasn’t telling reporters the truth about his arrest, and publicly pressured his parents to let them release his private student records.

The letter also singles out Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne, who has become something of a rightwing celebrity for her repeated claims that Muslims are attempting to implement Sharia law in Texas — a debunked myth that also inspired a dozen armed morons to picket Irving’s mosque over the weekend. Shortly after the news of Ahmed’s arrest got national attention, Van Duyne appeared as a guest on Glenn Beck’s sad imitation of a cable network, where she suggested there was much more to Ahmed’s nefarious motives, although she was constrained by privacy laws from revealing exactly how terroristic the little terrorist was:

[Beck] claimed — with no evidence — that Ahmed planned to get arrested and embarrass the city in advance of a “civilization jihad.”

“Beck later opined that this was the ‘Islamists’ conspiracy to soften us up, so that we could later be attacked from inside,” reads the letter. “When the guest sitting less than an arm’s length from Mayor Van Duyne called the pencil box a “briefcase,” she did not say a word. She just nodded” […]

The mayor implied in the same interview that officials had another side to the story, but were unable to release it due to privacy laws.

The clock was not built into a “briefcase,” of course, but into a pencil case approximately 8 inches long. Expect people who insist the Mohamed family set up the entire incident to create a false narrative of discrimination against Muslims (where would anyone get the idea that Americans are hysterical about Muslims?) to go full Fact-Check on the portion of the letter describing the clock’s construction:

Ahmed used some spare parts and scrap pieces he had around the house to assemble a digital clock. He routed the circuitry to run through a motherboard and enclosed his creative contraption in a little locking pencil case with the dimensions of approximately 8.5 x 5.75 x 2.5 inches.

This isn’t an accurate description; hobbyists who “reverse-engineered” the clock have made it quite clear Ahmed disassembled a factory-made alarm clock and reassembled it inside the pencil case, which proves either Ahmed put less original work into the clock than initially reported or he is a lying terrorist wannabe who must be waterboarded until he confesses his family’s dangerous plan to destroy America. However, since the threatened lawsuit doesn’t turn on the question of how the clock was constructed, but rather, on the city and school’s overreaction and violation of his rights when they questioned him without advising him of his Miranda rights or allowing his parents to be present when he was questioned, the details of the clock’s construction are really a sideshow. A sideshow we will hear about endlessly, of course, because it “proves” the kid is no electronics genius.

On Fox and Friends Tuesday, we got a taste of how Wingnut America will cover this story. Genius legal analyst Brian “The Rapey-looking One” Kilmeade fretted the attorneys’ letter was an “extortion” attempt:

EliSabeth Hasselbeck: They say he was illegally questioned, that he threatened, he was threatened with expulsion, he was defamed in the media, and wants fifteen million dollars and an apology letter from officials […]

Brian Kilmeade: If the government refuses to cough up the fifteen million dollars the law firm will file a suit for damages, so —

Hasselbeck: They have sixty days to do so.

Kilmeade: What’s this, extortion?

Steve Doocy: It’s, look, they think they’ve got a good case, they think the kid was maligned. According to the demand letter, as well, seven adults interrogated him and pressured him to sign a confession letter about a hoax bomb.

We really like that “extortion” line. Apparently, Brian Kilmeade has no idea how litigation often works: demand a settlement first, because it’s worth a shot, and if that doesn’t happen, file a lawsuit asking for huge damages (then settle for far less). Extortion would be “pay us or we’ll do something terrible,” not “pay us so you can avoid the trouble of a lawsuit that could wreck you if we win.”

In any case, get ready to hear more about how the Mohamed family cleverly arranged this whole mess knowing Ahmed would be mistreated, and then exploited it for financial gain. Ahmed may only be a beginner at electronics, but according to the rightwing press, his family has a genius for manipulating the school, the city, the whole internet, and the national media into making it seem like Ahmed’s arrest had something to do with his being a Muslim. Muslims are crafty that way.

[Dallas Morning News / Media Matters / RawStory]

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  • Nounverb911

    Governor Abbott to double down on tort reform in 3…2…1…

  • cousin itt

    I hope the kid imposes Sharia science on their racist asses.

  • BadKitty904

    Well, at least a few wingtards will learn just how expensive ignorance can be…

  • Gorillionaire

    Sad to say that the world’s meanest scientist, Richard Dawkins, is apparently in agreement with the Beckidiots on this one.

  • Msgr_Moment

    Why do Muslims hate our freedum?

  • Randy Riddle

    “Forget it, Jake. It’s Texas.”

  • JMP

    I’ve already got a wingnut high school classmate screaching on Facebook that this proves the whole thing was a setup. Yep, it’s crazed conspiracy theory time again.

    • Randy Riddle

      A false flag to distract us from the Syrian refugee ebola terrorists.

      • Zippy

        Clock boy was celebrating in the streets in New Jersey on 9/11

        as a fetus…

        • BadKitty904

          CLOCKGHAZI!!1!

          • thenearesthippie

            I misread that as COCKGHAZI and was momentarily aroused.

    • Vecciojohn

      It’s always crazed conspiracy theory o’clock in Teabagistan.

  • BadKitty904

    The Teahadis soooo hate it when the browns do exactly what they’d do themselves in a given situation.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      It’s always projection with these assholes. Always.

  • LarryHoudini

    Farewell, sweet Elizabeth!
    **Gently caresses computer screen with finger; ODs on sarcasm, vomits**

  • marxalot

    God, I’m tired of this shit.

    • Nounverb911

      “I’m tired of this shit too”.
      –God

      • clubseal

        “Don’t make me come down there.” – God
        (One of my favorites)

      • kindness

        “I won’t hesitate to turn this galaxy around and go home! For the love of Me if I have to turn around one more time this trip is over!”

  • MrBlobfish

    The Mohamed family cheered as the Twin Towers came down.

    • SullivanSt

      All several thousand of them?

      • MrBlobfish

        Many people have tweeted that I am right!

        • SuspectedDemocrat

          I’ve received emails from many uncles confirming they saw this too!

  • Beowoof14

    Gee being completely irrational, a Texas tradition for many years now.

  • Callyson

    the family of Ahmed Mohamed is threatening to sue

  • VirginiaLady

    Finally a good feeling story for the holidays. Sue their gun butts off clock kid!

    • SuspectedDemocrat

      Paper covers rock. Clock sues gun. Lizard eats paper. Rock fills head. Spock vaporizes rock.

  • MrBlobfish

    Sue Glen Beck while yer at it.

    • beatbort

      When Beck was a nobody, working as a morning drive time shock jock at a small radio station in Ct., he lived in my town. Everyone I’ve spoken with who knew him then described him as a major pain in the ass for the town. They liked his then-wife, though. I get the impression that when they divorced, she made some tacit agreement not to talk about him. My friends have tried to get in touch with her over the years, to no avail. Suffice it to say, the man’s skeleton closet is full.

      • MrBlobfish

        Cocaine is a hell of a drug.

        • nmmagyar

          So are rent-boys. Allegedly.

          • MrBlobfish

            Really? I know about the booze and coke. Tell me more?

    • Gleem-McShinez

      Sure hope the kid’s legal team doesn’t decide that words like “Extortion” or “Islamist Conspiracy” when irresponsibly broadcast, carry some sort of wide-spread attempt to damage the good name of a family, and then go after the deepest pockets tossing out judgmental words like that! That would really be devious of a lawyer to find some really fat wallets to fuck, with zeal.

  • SullivanSt

    Let’s say the racist fucktards are right and it was all a plot to win the big bucks in court.

    There would’ve been a really damned easy way to sidestep such subterfuge: don’t be racist fucktards, then there’d be no case to threaten while asking for settlement.

    • Nounverb911

      Logic? How does it work?

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Srsly

      • SullivanSt

        With these geniuses, not at all.

    • Sgt. Gym Bunny

      If it weren’t Texas, I would seriously consider relocating down yonder just so one of those racist fucktards could earn me a settlement or two.

      • SullivanSt

        You know how I feel about Texas… We’re not going that way

  • SuspectedDemocrat

    Extortion would be “pay us or we’ll do something terrible,”

    Like expose how ignorant and backward Texas is? Ha ha! His evil plan worked!

    • Enfant Terrible

      “Something terrible” would be discovery, something that the City of Irvine Does Not Want.

  • Major_Major_Major

    Sort of off topic, but when referring to Kilmeade as the “rapey-looking one” a little more clarification would be in order. Granted, Doocy looks rapey more in a Duggar kinda way, but rapey nonetheless.

    • beatbort

      Since I don’t know who either of these fuckwads are, I’m going to guess the “rapey-looking one” is the one with the ass eyes on the right. Am I right?
      What do I win?

      • SullivanSt

        You win the title of Not A Idiot.

    • MrBlobfish

      Doocy is the booger eater, Kilmeade sniffs the couch when Elisabeth gets up.

      • clubseal

        It may be because I’m a little under the weather, but the couch sniffing part seems really disgusting to me, while also hilarious.

        • MrBlobfish

          The truth hurts.

        • Toomush_Infer

          If you get better, it’ll just be disgusting and hilarious…

  • beatbort

    Texas Judge: Tell ya what we’ll do, Amin, er, Ahmad. We’ll get you a nice new clock, your choice from the Fingerhut Catalog, and a pack of AAA Eveready batteries. We’ll even throw in a coupon worth $15 off your next meal at Big Bubba’s House of Grilled BBQ Meat (shrimp and scallops are not included). And we’ll call it even. How’s that sound?

    • SnarkTank

      $20 off if you order Baby Back Ribs.

  • SnarkOff

    Here’s hoping this whole incident blows up in Van Duyne’s face.

  • Indiepalin

    Even a broken digital clock is wrong twice a day.

    • Joshua Norton

      Only once if it’s set to military time.

      • Steverino247

        The secret reason for military time.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          I always said the 24 hour clock is a clever means to show that you can be right at least once a day.

  • Gleem-McShinez

    What a genius plan!
    1. Be Muslim.
    2. Make clock that is an actual clock.
    2a. Include wires (WIRES!!!!!) in the clock because that is what makes a bomb. (Everyone is afraid of wires)
    3. Bring clock (with WIRES!!!!!!!!) to school
    3a. Count on overreacting adults to overreact
    3b. Hope overreaction is actual violation of protected rights
    3c. Collect (photos and stories of soiled) underpants
    4. ???
    5. Use legal system, as it is intended, when one is harmed
    4. PROFIT!

    It’s so devious how they managed to parlay an actual suffered wrong, needing redress into an actually suffered wrong, needing redress! So devious!!
    And then managed to live in a society where a system to address this exists! Done by the book, within the rules, as one is supposed to do!!! SO DEVIOUS

    • limberrat

      Those crafty MOOOSLEMMMMSSS. Utilizing the legal system as it is intended!

    • John Mercer

      2b. use ALL blue wires so bomb squad doesn’t know which one to cut

      • Gleem-McShinez

        2b. Subsection (1)

        All blue wires will make sure the bomb squad isn’t even called, because that’s how scary WIRES!!!! are!

  • Angry_Cop

    In any case, get ready to hear more about how the Mohamed family cleverly arranged this whole mess knowing Ahmed would be mistreated, and then exploited it for financial gain.

    If they did, good for them. About time someone else besides conservatives got in on the conservative grifting money train. It would have been easy enough to do, wingnuts are nothing if not predictable.

  • Oblios_Cap

    With $15M he’ll be able to build a secret mad scientist lair, complete with minions!

    • Steverino247

      He’ll never get it past the Planning Dept. at City Hall.

    • chicken thief

      And some hookers and blow, what every teenage boy really wants.

    • mtn_philosoph

      Yeah, but where is he going to find a dormant volcano to build it under in Qatar?

  • MrBlobfish

    Kid should get a full scholarship to Glenn Beck University.

    • Jay Vaughn

      That’s a settlement in the defendant’s favor.

  • Joshua Norton

    I just hope the trial won’t be held locally. The kid might end up on death row.

  • Lefty Frizzell

    It’s not extortion, and Kilmeade is a fucking moron, but it is frivolous. $15M is utterly ludicrous, but I guess that’s up to the Texas courts (and an all christian white jury?) to decide. Still – I quite like the kid and if you want a gerbil for christmas you may as well start by asking for a pony…

    • Nounverb911

      Is that how Richard Gere got his gerbil?

    • Vecciojohn

      That’s just how litigation goes. The $15 million is the opening salvo, the plaintiff’s shot across the bow of the ship of state, to squeeze the blood out of that metaphor. Be fun to watch how this turns out.

      • mtn_philosoph

        Indeed. The first shot has to be large enough to get their attention.

    • Toomush_Infer

      How much for a widdle mouse man?…

      • Tansy Geek

        Can we see the little feet too?

  • Belasaurius

    he figured out how to make money off of his religion, he’s an American now.

    • Angry_Cop

      No better citizenship test exists.

      • Vecciojohn

        Some of my four fathers took up arms to preserve our God-given Right to Grift.

  • limberrat

    Well according to FB “friends”, Muslims are now all evil geniuses and this was their plan all along. Of course these same knuckledraggers call them primitive goat fucking savages in the same breath.

    • Vecciojohn

      Oh, your typical Arab is known for his cunning. And his lust for the flesh of white women.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Jeeze where have we seen THAT scenario before?

      • SnarkTank

        Wait a sec….I’m cunning (at least as a linguist), and I’m known for lusting after the flesh of white women! ZOMG, I’M AN ARAB!

        • Vecciojohn

          Ha! Smoked out another one! Whatsamttah, A-Hab? This magic carpet ride is about to come to an abrupt ending . . . In the pokey!

      • theCryptofishist

        Cannibalism?

        • Vecciojohn

          Cuneiform?

          • theCryptofishist

            I love a man in cuneiform.

          • Vecciojohn

            Who can say no to a sailor?

          • theCryptofishist

            Not the eldest Miss Palin, apparently.

          • mtn_philosoph

            I’d hieroglyphic artist to illustrate that.

          • Vecciojohn

            Well, cave painting emptor, as they say in Gay Paree.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Think about it. Obama is one of those shiftless Negroes AND a Bond Villain at the same time. They apply this to everything that frightens them, and a lot of things frighten them.

      • theCryptofishist

        So this is some sort of double down, Manichean madonna/whore thing?

    • Billy Croissant

      Implying intelligence and goat-fucking are mutually exclusive is indeed risible.

  • george gonzalez

    Jeez, in High School I built a little old-timey police siren in a cardboard box and everybody thought it was pretty neat. Guess these days I’d be accused of building a hoax police car and get the third degree with the rubber hoses.

    • jmk

      Well… if you’re brown, yes. If you’re white, you’d probably get a trophy.

  • bodenste

    Pro tip: the settlement is coming from the school district. So that means the kids who live there “not named Muhammed” suffer: fewer teachers, fewer resources. Everyone has higher taxes. The people responsible will be completely shielded from all liability: they can’t be fired. So all the “big settlement” does is punish those still there. I’d be a lot happier if he was donating the money to the local education foundation for STEM curriculum and not pocketing it in a cash grab. As always, the kids lose and the liberal chant of “they deserve it that will show The Man!” are wrong.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Dumbshit things have consequences. The problem of course, as you point out, is that the serious dumbshits skate.

    • Lefty Frizzell

      How about real money from suing Beck, and a financial slap on the wrist plus signed letter of apology from all the other parties?

    • Angry_Cop

      PROTIP: Settlement will be paid by the city’s insurer. And the district’s insurer. They won’t be holding class out in the fields under a burning hot sun because the mean Mooslim kid stoled all the money.

      • Tansy Geek

        Won’t it effect the town’s premiums and bond rating down the line though?

        • DahBoner

          If they don’t fire these idiots: hopefully!

          • Tansy Geek

            It’s Texas. I fully expect them to double down and stand behind their elected assholes, er, officals.

        • Angry_Cop

          DahBoner has the right answer; if you can prove that you’ve mitigated the problem, the effect will be negligible. If not, and they want to stand by their people, then they get to pay the price.

      • Tansy Geek

        On the other hand, they will eventually be holding classes in the burning hot sun because it’s Texas and they don’t want the smart people to think that they are better than anyone else. Therefore they will continue to undermine their school system. Except with regards to football.

    • Thepeoplevs.

      if you hire stoopid po-po and elect stoopid pople to the school board, you deserve your taxes being jacked thru the roof…

      Sounds like the bigots are getting what they deserve

    • Left Coast Tom

      Tell me again…who elected the members of that school board, and that mayor? Was it the voters of Irving, TX, or space aliens searching for meth?

      • pumpkinspiceheroincat

        Those assholes! So THAT’S what they’re doing hovering over my house.

    • Jeamonn

      Pro tip implies that you are a professional giving us advice. However I feel that you are simply an amateur asshole and I should disregard your tip.

    • pumpkinspiceheroincat

      Uh, it’s Texas. Textbooks already talk about Ole Jim bein’ a happy “worker”. No loss.

    • AnOuthouse

      You don’t know what he’s doing with some future settlement. They have insurance. That is what they’ll settle for.

    • doktorzoom

      correction: request is $10 million against city, $5 million against district.

  • Come here a minute

    Irving should #PAYTHEFUCKUP and then call it a wash — they got a HUUUUUGE amount of great publicity, just terrific, with all the right people, the classiest, greatest, make-America-great-again-est people..

    • Left Coast Tom

      Yes, but do any of those make-America-great-again-est people have enough money to reward Irving with enough sales tax revenue to make up for this?

  • Joshua Norton

    What’s this, extortion?

    Leegal werds. How duz thay werq?

  • Toomush_Infer

    Some of it is Bold, Italicized and Underlined….Terrists!…

    • sillyclucker

      A real Merrican would go with all caps.

      • nmmagyar

        And so, so many misspellings…

  • Vecciojohn

    I’m going to do one of those kick me starter things for my new business of installing underground bunkers in peoples’ back yards. Who wants in on the ground floor? Franchise opportunities will be offered. Prime territories throughout the Midwest and the South are still available. Email Vecchiojohn@griftbait.com.

    • sillyclucker

      Can we get a cut of the money by giving you referrals?

      • Vecciojohn

        Not until you move from the Bronze level to the Silver level.

    • MrBlobfish

      Depends. Do we get paid in gold?

      • Tansy Geek

        Are Ameros, hobo beans or whore diamonds acceptable Mr. Blobfish?

      • Vecciojohn

        Even better. These negotiable “Golden Certificates” are printed on acid-free paper and are traded on several differently regulated Asian markets. Much easier to carry when it’s time to head to the old bunker in the Oregon High Desert country.

    • bobbert

      This probably sounds like sarcasm to those who don’t remember fallout shelters.

    • mtn_philosoph

      I want to get in on the underground floor.

      • Vecciojohn

        You’re in luck, my friend! We have a select few of our more expensive models now in stock. Are you familiar with our Trump line of personal security alternatives?

  • Steverino247

    Start haggling boys, because a check is being written. The only issue up for dispute is how many zeros will be on it.

    • Angry_Cop

      Ah, finally, someone who understands how this process really works.

      • Steverino247

        Interviewing the kid without his parents at all, let alone after he repeatedly asked for his parents before questioning, has got to be worth at least $100,000.

  • MrBlobfish

    THE MUSSELMAN’S MAGIC WILL KILL US ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Joe Beese

      ..

  • DoILookAmused2u ?

    It’s Texas. That’s why they have “We got sued for doing stupid things” funds.

    • georgiaburning

      It’s called “insurance”. Flo at Progressive will be extra snarky when it’s premium time next year.

      • theCryptofishist

        Is she on this site under an assumed name making comments that she can’t make because comments aren’t allowed?

    • Adam Beta

      yes stupid Texas, stupid Texas that is nearly half democrat and by some statistical analysis had it not been gerrymandered easily put its electoral votes towards Obama’s initial candidacy, this was a normal reaction from Texans (the bomb clock thing), liberals simply couldn’t imagine one coming from Texas I guess

      • AnOuthouse

        one what? a clock? a reaction? hot peppers? They come from Texas. Oranges in the winter time too.

    • Kevin Morin

      “Don’t Seek Redress With Texas!”

  • NO one involved in this debacle–the police, the school administrators, the faculty–NO ONE–thought for a moment that this was a bomb. It was an excuse to hassle a Muslim kid. And they really should pay.

    • Adam Beta

      if they thought a kid brought a hoax weapon to school then they would probably want to impress upon said kid how serious and dangerous that might be, didn’t have to think, ultimately, that it was a real bomb

      • Celtic_Gnome

        And the only way to do that was to call out the police department, violate his civil rights with an unlawful interrogation, and parade him through the school in front of his classmates in handcuffs? My school had detention.

  • SK

    Kilmeade: What’s this, extortion?

    Yup, or he’ll build another clock.

    • TheBidenator

      Kilmeade recognizes extortion from the payments he makes to keep his uh, extra curricular activities of giving unsuspecting women the full Bill Cosby treatment out of the public light.

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        I’m sure that is 100% true because I read it on the interwebs. Or saw it on the news reels. One or the other.

  • crawff

    He is “rapey looking”. There are some sorority girls out there with some horror stories I’ll bet. How’s it feel Brian? However, that is what I think. Imagine if I was your judge or prosecutor. That’s exactly what you and your fellow bimbos do every night. Make suppositions just like “rapey” but with less to substantiate it.

  • Gleem-McShinez

    Way to prejudge this case in the court of public opinion, FOX Hosts!

    That’s sure Fair and Balanced™ of you! Thanks for providing the totally necessary publicity tilt on the scales to a judicial system that is supposed to work in an unbiased and nonprejudicial manner!

    • Adam Beta

      yes if you want to confirm your liberal bias it would make you feel better to try and reconcile it with the morons on Fox and friends

      • Gleem-McShinez

        Aww, lookit you! Making such judgments! Go little fella, go!
        *Ruffles Adam’s hair*

        My point, inaptly made (but with plenty of Natural Healthy Sarcasm®) was that FOX Hosts are actually tilting the scales of public opinion by calling it “extortion,” in an attempt to poison the actual upcoming judicial trial. (Actually, it won’t even come to trial. Beancounters will count beans and report there’s no bean-frugal path that doesn’t burn all the beans, since the bed was quite pre-shitted by everyone named in this suit, and get your pens out to sign the checks. Please wash hands first though.)

  • Msmlg1979

    If it was a setup (it wasn’t) do the crazies realize all they had to do to avoid springing the trap was not be racist to a child?

    • Sgt. Gym Bunny

      Oh, well, they were set up to do something that they were all hot and bothered to do anyway. No fair, amiright?

      • Msmlg1979

        Consequences for my actions?!! Gasp!

    • Adam Beta

      yes its racist to be suspicious of a bomb looking item, you’ve lost your mind

      • Beezelbubbles

        It was so suspicious that the teacher put it in her desk, while not calling the bomb squad.

      • Msmlg1979

        Nice ee cummings impression.

        Of course it isn’t crazy to be suspicious of a “bomb looking item”. What IS crazy, however, is a school teacher being convinced there is a bomb in a school, and instead of evacuating a school full of children and herself, she puts it in a desk drawer, and the cops are called, but oddly, no one brought anyone to dismantle the WMD in their midst. Can you explain that? I can.

        The school faculty was fully aware this was not a bomb. Ahmed had already shown his clock to another teacher, as any proud kid would. Because he is brown and a muslim, racist garbage humans who should never have contact with children decided to try and force him to confess to perpetrating a bomb scare, and he wouldn’t, no matter how long they berated him and illegally questioned him without his parents present, because all he did was make a cool little gadget. If Ahmed had been white, or his school’s faculty less racist and ignorant, none of this would have happened.

        You’re welcome!

  • TheBidenator

    Lost in all of this wingnut paranoia over the latest yellow peril of Muslins creepin’ their Sha’ria into yer daughters bedroom is an older, more elemental and I think applicable form of prejudice that I want to call attention to: NERD!!!!!! LOOK AT THAT NERD! SOMEONE GIVE HIM A WEDGIE!

    • Adam Beta

      You’re insulting nerds, he took the case off a clock, he basically used a screwdriver

      • Vecciojohn

        I read as a nerd, but I can barely remember how to turn on my google pad most of the time. There should be a name for us. Any ideas?

        • Good_Gawd_Yall

          Olds.

      • Gleem-McShinez

        Well, in THAT case, an arrest is a light sentence!
        Glad the police are out there doing the hard work to protect and serve Science Fairs from undeserving tool-wielders.

        • theCryptofishist

          Shades of the Bernie Goetz case.

    • Jay Vaughn

      That’s why you should hate him. Fucking teacher’s pet should be in a locker.

  • dslindc

    While I agree the situation was handled poorly by pretty much everyone involved and there should be some compensation there, this also comes across as excessive and fueled by some opportunistic lawyers.

    • chicken thief

      Ah, they always reach for the moon and then work their way back to reality, but getting a percentage of the take, rather than a flat fee, does help drive the number up.

      • dslindc

        It’s not just the number for me. The way this came across on the news this morning really left a bad taste in my mouth. It feels like an inappropriate trial in the court of public opinion when I think they’ve already won their case there.
        Have your negotiations and go to court if you can’t settle, but don’t come out publicly demanding money from everyone like you’re chasing an ambulance down the street.

        • VividBlueDotty

          I’m petty sure it left a bad taste in your mouth because the reporters WANTED it to. Because the city wanted the media to imply that this is unseemly and perhaps even criminal (i.e. extortion). But this is a fairly normal way for claimants to proceed toward a lawsuit. Usually those being sued know to keep their mouths shut to avoid saying the wrong thing and inadvertently jacking up the amoun required to settle… I’d wager there’s a 95% chance of a settlement, but if not, the word “bejesus” from the title of this article is probably not an exaggeration.

      • Vecciojohn

        These insights are why your fame as a scientist proceeds you wherever you go, Sir chicken thief.

        • chicken thief

          Scientist?! *shaking fists* YOU TAKE THAT BACK RIGHT NOW, VECCIOJOHN!!11!!! I IS AN AMERIKUN!!!!

          • Vecciojohn

            Naa. I meant an AMERICAN US Sientist. You know, like Madame Curie or the Wright brothers.

      • bobbert

        We could have a pool. I take $350K from the city, $100K from the district (or their insurers).

  • TheBidenator

    Somewhere in a back room this is going on to resolve this episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n3LL338aGA

  • chicken thief

    Fox and Friends, starring Liz and Her Four Boobs.

    • Vecciojohn

      That hatch, Ah say that hatch is a few boobies short, if ya don’t mind mah French.

  • chicken thief

    Funny none of those three legal beagles noted that if those named in the suit thought it was frivolous, they have options, including filing for a Summary Judgment based on it being frivolous and also too counter-suing for $15M.

    • Angry_Cop

      It’s not a suit, it’s an opening demand. Suit gets filed after 60 days. The filing is quite educational. They’ve got a rock-solid case on some issues, others maybe not so much, but they wouldn’t walk away empty-handed by a long shot.

      The insurer will no doubt attempt a settlement, so there may be no lawsuit. But if these guys decide to “stand by their people” then two things happen:

      1. Lawsuit
      2. Insurance has the right to not cover the town in the event they’re found liable.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        Gosh, the way you describe it seems almost as if this routine legal maneuvering and not The Greatest Extortionist Muslin Crime of the Century.

  • RoyalUglyDude

    Irving.
    Big dum-dum Irving.
    Big stupid fat Irving.
    Big BROKE Irving.
    The 142nd fastest town in Texas .

    • Vecciojohn

      Smile when you say that, pardner.

  • Adam Beta

    My views are basically liberal and left leaning and I have to say to my pc ridden liberal compadres… YOU GUYS ARE IDIOTS and you’re making anyone who has a left leaning idea look like a total idiot. You can’t or shouldn’t bring anything that looks even remotely like a dangerous weapon to school without a clear disclaimer. Enter dumbass liberals, “it doesn’t look like a bomb, its a creative clock!” Just lost all your credibility. It would be irresponsible of ANY parent to do this to their child especially one whose parents seem to have already known about the rampant “muslim-phobia” running amuck in Texas. Call the school, make sure, don’t do this to your kid. Ahmed may be alright when he realizes his parents are exploitative losers. Glen Beck is an idiot but unfortunately if he thinks this kid has been more than compensated for bringing a hoax bomb to school then GLEN BECK IS RIGHT, at least this once cause the kid HAS reaped the windfall and for what? Taking the case off a clock and putting it in another case, seriously the education system is going to the dogs! Conservatives scare me but jeez, you liberals that can’t admit you got this one wrong are really making yourselves look like asswipes, yes, people are bias and prejudice and paranoid all over the place but things that look like bomb devices should not be paraded around at school interrupting class time, Ahmed and his family should be apologizing to the good teachers of Irving, I hope the American people “boo” this lawsuit right up Ahmed’s parent’s asses

    • Angry_Cop

      cleanup aisle five

      • Vecciojohn

        Wet or dry?

        • Angry_Cop

          AOT, K

          • Vecciojohn

            Oh shit, not again.

    • Jeamonn

      TS;DR (Too stupid; don’t read)

    • Angry_Cop

      My views are basically liberal and left leaning

      Leading off with an obvious lie is not going to work here, son.

      • Jeamonn

        It’s opposite day.

      • Kevin Morin

        He should have gone with “Some of my best friends are…”

        Much more plausible.

        • Angry_Cop

          I always believe that one. Who would lie about having a black best friend?

      • Mehmeisterjr

        Yup, we’ve never, ever seen that old wheeze before except every time.

      • not with that lack of paragraph formatting they aren’t.

    • Gleem-McShinez

      Booing up people’s asses? Huh? Oh I think I see your problem.

      It’s actually called Jury Duty, not Jury Doodie, you know.

      FYI

    • SK

      Glen Beck is an idiot but unfortunately… GLEN BECK IS RIGHT

      So, you’re the buggy model Yahweh made from mud to not pair with Steve.

    • Angry_Cop

      Thinkin’ it’s time for some LOVING CORRECTION.

      • Beezelbubbles

        From your lips to the FSM’s noodly appendage.

      • pumpkinspiceheroincat

        Ah, hell no. Thar’s gold in them thar hills! You guys are funnier than those protesters who keep macing themselves!

      • zerosumgame0005

        but his “concern” for us is so warm and snuggly!

    • Beezelbubbles

      You have a thing for asses, don’t you?

      • Angry_Cop

        Yeah, it’s probably that guy.

    • Squirrel_t_robot

      It’s irresponsible to let one’s kid carry a pencil case, now?

      Huh.

      Because pencils are obsolete, right?

      • Squirrel_t_robot

        It was not a hoax bomb, or a bomb at all.

        As for his parents: 30 years in the USA; perhaps they dared to believe they are Americans.

    • Enfant Terrible

      Oh my ears and whiskers, I believe we are being trolled!

      • willi0000000

        when i checked (11PM) that account had all of six comments and one upfist (possibly his mother but not sure) . . . kinda makes you wonder who he was before he magically became Adam Beta . . . and what he got banhammered for.

        [ . . . and really Adam Beta . . . he could have, at least, gone with Master Beta ]

    • Billy Croissant

      Could you rephrase your rant in the form of a question, please.

      • Enfant Terrible

        No, he should re-write it as a sonnet, or and then GTFO!

    • zerosumgame0005

      so every brown and/or Muslim kid should always put a “THIS IS NOT A BOMB THINGEE” sticker on every item they bring to school?

    • AnOuthouse

      Why didn’t they call the bomb squad?

      • Rex Thorne

        because they were lying, but Adam has no critical thinking skills.

        • thenearesthippie

          Well, he’s only a beta. Betas know how to post comments (which aren’t allowed here) on the interwebs,

    • Rex Thorne

      Woah, you’re an idiot. Maybe keep that to yourself.

      Nothing wrong was done until idiots freaked over a clock, then things got really stupid. People started pretending this kid is a genius, and his family tried to cash in. Maybe he is a genius compared to the idiots that freaked out, but that’s setting the bar really low.

      Too many Americans are cowards, much of that thanks to the RWNJ media that works to keep them ignorant and afraid.

    • lroom

      That child’s civil rights were violated. Nothing else in this case matters.

    • TheBidenator

      If they were so sure it was a bomb why didn’t they follow bomb disposal procedures? Years ago my parents received something they thought was a bomb and when they called the police the cops brought out the bomb squad and detonated the little box to make sure it wasn’t a bomb. This occurred at a school- if you don’t think something is fishy there then you sir are the idiot.

    • doktorzoom

      Say hello to my little friend, the Banhammer of Loving Correction (© and ™ John Scalzi).

      We just LOOVE liberals who hapen to repeat rightwing talking points and condemn the epidemic of Political Correctness here. Especially with barbeque sauce.

      Also, since when do The American People have veto power over a court’s decision in a civil case?

      • willi0000000

        Also, since when do The American People have veto power over a court’s decision in a civil case?

        isn’t that what Second Amendment Remedies™ are all about, Dok?

  • Poly_Ester

    Kilmeade’s cluelessness is not limited to areas of the law.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      Kilmeade’s cluelessness is unlimited.

  • Jeamonn

    Again I have to point out that the conservatives are willing to admit to getting punked by a 14 year old just to advance a point.

    • Squirrel_t_robot

      Bill Maher was punk’d as well.

      • Zhu Bajie

        Maher is another dickhead.

  • Thorn Spike

    He should also sue Beck and that dunderhead mayor…personally, not in her “professional” capacity.

    • EmmettGrogan

      He should sue the mayor for libel, he has a good case for that.

  • kaw143

    In related news, Richard Dawkins is still a dick, and the sun rose in the East:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/richard-dawkins-ahmed-mohamed-clock_5654a422e4b0d4093a59562b

    • D_C_Wilson

      • Zhu Bajie

        I’ve listened to his fans over the last few years. They never said anything that Paine or Voltaire might not have said better a couple centuries ago. Hence I did not reduce my Sci Fi/ Mystery fiction/History reading time to read his productions.

    • CriticalDragon1177

      I agree, that guy is jerk.

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        I read The God Delusion openly at a BBQ joint in NC. Where’s my Medal of Honor and Outrageous Balls Also Too?

  • Toomush_Infer

    It’s about time…..

  • AnOuthouse

    How much did Bill O’Reilly pay to prevent a civil lawsuit against him again? Enough to buy a life time supply of luffah and falafel, that’s how much.

    • O’Reilly was rubbing “muslim” all over hisself. He’s a traitor!

  • Celtic_Gnome

    Okay, we’re there. It is now safer for Muslims in the Middle East than in Texas.

    • Mike

      …name the last 5 suicide bombings in Texas please? One in Syria killed 50 people yesterday.

  • Logic of Color

    Sometimes I’m so proud to be an American I can’t even freakin’ stand it.

  • CriticalDragon1177

    Ahmed Mohamed sue these losers into oblivion. They deserve it!

    • VividBlueDotty

      I would be beyond thrilled if anyone for any reason sued Irving, Texas into oblivion. I mean, could they literally, legally make that crappy city go away?!?! It was there that about a dozen nut jobs armed with long rifles and other assorted weaponry recently “protested”: outside the local mosque during their services.If that cesspool gets any deeper, I’ll prefer Qatar myself!

      • doktorzoom

        Teensy correction: the gun-humpers stood around outside the mosque on a Saturday, not during Friday services. A few people came out of the mosque to sit in the parking lot and wonder what the fuss was about, but the gun guys either chose not to be there when the mosque was full of scary dangerous Muslims, or maybe the morans thought that Muslims have services on Saturday, like the other religious minority they’re none too fond of.

        • VividBlueDotty

          Oops, calendars are your friends. Thanks for the correction.

  • Zhu Bajie

    What is more American than suing somebody?

  • Zhu Bajie

    I keep waiting for the nutburgers to discover that the Shriners are Muslim! The fezes are a hint that their Shrine is in Mecca ….

  • Gleem-McShinez

    The “defense” involves either
    A. Admitting they thought it was dangerous but did nothing about it (put the “bomb” in a desk and put all of the kids at risk)
    B. Admitting they did NOT think it was dangerous, but decided to escalate to “police involvement” based on some OTHER criteria. (What could it be?)

    It certainly wasn’t Ahmed being evasive. He said “It’s a clock” because “it’s a clock.”
    SO WILY, SO MUCH HOAX!

    What else do you have, champs?

    Also, wingnut parents out there, ask yourself if you wouldn’t try to LEGALLY OWN someone who put your child into handcuffs (and, based on police behavior lately, mortal danger) for literally no good reason?

    What if it was “because they were Christian?”

    Yeah, tell me again how this lawsuit is unjustified.

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    I’m so sick of these people. (The fundie asshats, not Muslins, obvs. I’m a fucking liberal.)

  • Arcturus

    The best thing this kid will ever do was take apart an old clock and put it in that pencil case. Milking it for all its worth… actually a whole lot more than its worth. But they are not suing, just threatening to sue if the school district doesn’t give them 15 million dollars. Its a lot more extortiony than regular old suing. Welcome to Qatar, Ahmed.

    • SK

      No, the district just five. Ten is from the city. Extortion requires the usurping of something that has been already taken unfairly.

      What exactly has Ahmed taken or is demanding? And if they don’t give him that, what’s he planning to do besides seek a legal remedy that is available to every citizen?

    • maybe. still wish i had done it first.

      course, no one would give a rats ass about my skinny blond ass.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      This is an either/or proposition. An act either is or isn’t extortion. So the concept of “more extortiony” means nothing legally, gramatically or in any other way.

      It’s like pregnancy. You either are or are not pregnant. If I gain ten pounds of belly weight I am not “more pregnanty.” (And since I’m a guy, I’m not pregnant at all. If I were a woman, I might or might not be but there is no in-between.)

      A recent example of extortion is the unnamed person who shook down Dennis Hastert to keep his mouth shut about his prior child rapes. Fortunately for Mr. X, Hastert committed much bigger crimes before, during and after the extortion, so Mr. X seems to have been let off the hook in exchange for his testimony.

      But there is nothing inherently illegal about suing or threatening to sue somebody. So there is no extortion or anything close to extortion or anything that almost is extortion.

      • Wow. If there were more sensationalism and exploitation of current events involved, i’d say that explanation was worthy of Law and Order .

  • Angela Ruzzo

    I had to laugh when I read that the family “no longer felt safe in Irving.” That’s a suburb of Dallas, by the way, where I hear the murder rate is down, but is still impressive. Nobody is “safe” in Dallas. However, that is a different subject.

  • doktorzoom

    Just a quick note to anyone using the “if they thought it was a bomb, why didn’t they evacuate the school?” line — It’s clear no one in the school or law enforcement thought it was a bomb. Rather, the school went full Zero Tolerance on Ahmed’s ass because they decided he was a troublemaker bent on making trouble with a hoax bomb, which is what the principal tried to force him to confess to. The police and school trampled all over his rights by not advising him of them; also, pretty sure I recall reading that Texas law requires that if a minor asks for a parent to be notified after arrest, law enforcement can’t question the minor until the parent arrives (with lawyer if parent wants). The school and city screwed the pooch royally on this one and the settlement should be big to send a message.

    • Jason M

      I feel like the loneliest liberal on this one. Seriously, I’m to the left of your average Sandanista on most everything, enjoying my traipse to hell, hand-in-hand with Yr Wonkette, and yet I’m in Lefty Siberia when it comes to this kid. Can’t everyone involved suck? The school sucks, the cops suck, and we all know the degree of suck the State of Texas is mired in; but can’t the kid and his family suck, too? Sometimes you gotta just rely on your gut, and mine tells me this kid and his old man are lying lying liars, and are taking us all for a ride.

      • doktorzoom

        When the reverse-engineering blog posts came out, my opinion of Ahmed as an electronics whiz dropped a bit, because rehousing a manufactured bunch of parts is definitely less impressive than building one from a collection of parts.

        But as the editors of Make point out, it’s still a legitimate bit of tinkering:

        nside it, the electronics appear less as a combination of miscellaneous parts wired together into a timepiece, and more so as simply the guts of a standard digital alarm clock …

        Ahmed should be proud of his build. All 14-year-olds possess curiosity about taking things apart and putting them together; this is integral to learning and growing, which allows us to understand and master technology. It’s an extremely unfortunate situation that none of his teachers were able to understand the build, nor his intention to connect with them and find someone to foster his creative desires.

        So it wasn’t an “invention” — horrors, a 14-year-old overstated the nature of what he’d done! — it was more of a casemod. And from the start, Ahmed did say that he’d thrown it together in about 20 minutes.

        And there’s no two ways around it: even if the school and police seriously thought Ahmed’s intent was to create a hoax bomb, the interrogation without calling his parents when he requested them was illegal, and the principal’s pressuring him to sign a confession, were out and out violations of his rights. It’s entirely possible they might have done the same with a white christian kid, out of “Zero Tolerance” zeal. And if they had, it would still be outrageous to deny the hypothetical “white Ahmed” due process. But given Irving’s established community-wide freakout over the Muslim Threat, it’s not unreasonable to think that the shithammer came down especially hard on Ahmed because he was one of THOSE people.

        Finally, as to the Mohamed family milking it — they probably have, after the story went viral. Publicity: it’s the American Way. But to suggest that they cooked up the whole thing as a scheme to get rich and famous makes no sense — too many variables. They’d have to somehow know in advance the school and police would overreact and violate Ahmed’s rights, and also to have predicted that the story would become an internet sensation. Both assumptions are pure post hoc fantasy. God knows individuals and advertisers try to manufacture viral internet stories all the time, and most of them fail completely. Ahmed did not carve a backwards “B” into his face and then call Fox News.

        In this case, the story went viral all on its own within hours after the first Dallas Morning News story went up on September 15. The family had nothing to do with the wave of nerds who were ticked off at the story of a bright nerd kid getting in huge trouble for being creative — even if it ultimately turned out that he was more of a beginning tinkerer than a genius electronics whiz.

        • Jason M

          The “clock” is a MacGuffin. It’s also mainly irrelevant to my argument, which I think er- which, is that the cops/school/authorities/whatever were all acting repugnantly in this whole shebang, is that this kid KNEW that would happen and played them like a bowed lute.

          • doktorzoom

            Ah, in that case, we’ll have to agree to disagree, since neither of us can see inside his head. I take him at his word about his motives, and you don’t. Considering the interview with one of his junior high teachers — who considered Ahmed a smart witty kid eager to impress (and sometimes prank) his teachers with gadgets that he’d bodged together, I don’t doubt his claim that he wanted to show off the thing he’d patched together. But it’s possible that he’s a Lying McLiarpants about why he brought the thing to school; either way, the possible lawsuit will hinge on what the school and police did once they started questioning him. This Daily Beast article (the one I was thinking of in the response above) argues that they definitely violated Ahmed’s rights in not immediately ending the questioning once he asked for his parents; the ACLU of Texas agreed.

            On the other hand, it may not be that clear-cut, as Avi Selk — who’s covered this story from the beginning —interviewed a juvenile justice attorney, Laura Peterson, who disputes several of the Mohamed family’s lawyers’ claims, particularly the claim that the police had to stop questioning Ahmed once he asked for his parents:

            “Ahmed asked nearly immediately if he could contact his parents — which as you know, is his right under the Texas Juvenile Justice Code,” attorney Kelly Hollingsworth wrote to officials. “His request was refused.”

            But that’s wrong, Peterson said.

            “There there is no right for the child to call their parents,” she said. “The only magic words are ‘I want to talk to my lawyer.’ He didn’t say that.”

            There’s also a fair degree of uncertainty over the amount of time required between detaining a juvenile suspect and when the police must notify their parents — and both of those questions will probably have to be answered in court if the city and school don’t settle with the family.

            If nothing else, this serves as a good reminder to parents of teens: teach them to demand an attorney and to keep their mouths shut.

          • Jason M

            You give such good reply! Just wanna give props.

          • doktorzoom

            Thanks. It’s my day off. What the fuck am I even doing here?

          • Jason M

            You sir, are a Team Player. Trotsky’s wet dream. Solidarnosc!

          • EmmettGrogan

            What are you basing your opinion on? I don’t see any sources or facts in your comment. Sounds like you’re pulling it out of the air and just making it up.

          • Jason M

            Making what up? My gut feeling? I dunno, okay, maybe. I never said it was an empirical gut. The kid’s definitely smart and outgoing and all that, I bet he turns out fine. But he’s got a smarm to him, that sets off my alarm bells, hence…. opinion.

      • Samuel Kestu
    • Lea Kane

      Wrong. In Texas a minor can be questioned without any parents as long as school officials are present. In this case law officers recorded everything that was said and the police chief has said nothing was done out of protocol. Ahmed refused to answer anything but interestingly had no trouble talking to the media. Zero tolerance means zero tolerance.

      • doktorzoom

        From what I’ve seen, that doesn’t sound quite accurate; it’s not mentioned in either this Daily Beast piece arguing that the questioning was definitely a violation of his rights or in this Dallas Morning News interview with a juvenile law expert who doesn’t think the Mohammeds have much of a case. You may be correct, but neither of those pieces says that the school’s administration — who were in this case actively antagonistic to Ahmed — were acceptable stand-ins for a parent to represent his interests. See also my second reply to Jason M below.

      • EmmettGrogan

        You do realize Ahmed is an American, right? That means you could be next to be illegally arrested and interogated. Bigots like you are the reason ALL Americans are losing their rights freedoms.

  • developer31

    Irving Texas may be the most diverse city of its size in the country. Must be awfully bigoted for all those different nationalities to want to live there.

    • EmmettGrogan

      It’s in Texas, isn’t it? Texas is one of the most racist places there is.

      • Mike

        But…black lives matter told me generalizations and stereotypes is wrong.

  • Lea Kane

    It would behoove you to practice accurate journalism. Irving Texas is absolutely not a racist town. How many students and teachers have been carried out of school in body bags? Zero tolerance means zero tolerance. He was instructed to keep it put up, he chose not to. Teachers did the right thing.

    • doktorzoom

      Yay, the police didn’t even shoot the little terrorist wannabe! What a triumph for freedom!

      Also, as we’ve said just about every time the topic has come up, “Zero Tolerance” is bullshit, and is neither liberal nor conservative: it’s the result of a bureaucratic mindset that values mindlessly following all the rules with absolute rigidity over common sense and individual judgment. Zero Tolerance policies in the schools are as idiotic as mandatory minimum sentencing or three-strikes laws in the justice system — they’re an attempt at standardization that invite abuse.

    • EmmettGrogan

      ” He was instructed to keep it put up”
      Your English is atrocious, you must be one of those Mooslims. And according to you, there is no racism until people die and are put in body bags? One wonders what the hell country you live in, it can’t be America. Oh wait…

      • miss_grundy

        Zero tolerance has replaced critical thinking skills and common sense in schools. It is a need to be anal retentive in obeying stupid rules made up by stupid bureaucrats. And there are too many stupid bureaucrats in American schools today.

  • Once again, for teaching purposes, we must turn to world of animation which is increasingly looking more and more realistic than wingnuts everyday.

    From Futurama:

    Leela: Bender are you blackmailing me?
    Bender:I prefer the term extortion. The “X” makes it sound cool!

    There. Now that you know what “eXtortion” really means, Wingnuts, you can stop misinterpreting it in relation to this case.

  • Sterculius

    Hey, is this obvious moose-lim terrorist kid accusing TEXAS of being RACIST? Doesn’t he know that there are lots of blacks and messicans living in Texas? Mostly in the prisons and doing yard work and being maids and prostitutes of course, but that is what “those” people like.

  • Mike

    Wow, smart little hacks, I bet they never in their wildest dreams thought this would become such a big hit when they first planned this little fake bomb hoax. Might have thought they’d get half a mil out of it, but White House visit, MIT, Facebook, Google and a free all expenses paid for propaganda life in Qatar the bedrock of democracy, technology and respect for civil rights. PS – I’m a liberal Muslim, I’m just not a sucker like the rest of you fine folks.

  • Samuel Kestu

    I’m liking Wonkette more and more and more. And this is a great article!

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